Eight years after her debut on ECM, this autumn Mette Henriette released the long-awaited second record Drifting on the same label. It is therefore extra exciting that this year we have the pleasure of hearing her play in Molde - this time in Storyville
Mette Henriette moves forward - and until week 29
It was a sensation when Mette Henriette released her self-titled double debut on ECM in 2015, as the first artist ever, and to rave reviews. The following year, she visited Teatret Vårt with a quartet and gave a concert characterized by simple but effective use of light and stage space.
In the years that followed, Mette Henriette Martedatter Rølvåg marinated her musical ideas, and she has not become less active or ambitious.
Those who know her from before know that Mette Henriette is a musician with big ideas, crystal clear visions, and the ability to execute. She chooses her collaborators carefully. For the same reason, we don't see her very often at jazz festivals, and likewise, it becomes all the more impressive when her name comes up.
During the last eight years, she has managed to compose commissioned works for the Oslo Philharmonic, the Arctic Philharmonic, and Cikada and collaborated with, among others, Marina Abramović and Helge Sten (Deathprod) to name a few. In addition, she has held a number of residencies, including at Svalbard and at the Munch Museum, where Drifting was also recorded. It hardly comes as a surprise when people say that she distinguished herself early as a gifted musician and composer.
In his review of Drifting in particular, Torkjell Hovland wrote in Jazznytt #265 that "Since the first time I heard her, she has had a particularly sensitive tone, where it seemed that she never makes a sound without it being the most important thing in the world." About the same album, Karl Ackerman wrote in Allaboutjazz "It is an excellent album, timeless, with a circular quality, and best listened to in its entirety."
At the concert, we will hear the same line-up as the already critically acclaimed album. This is music that takes you by the hand and takes you on a journey past itself and into you. Come and join in!